Costa Rica - Aquiares Estate – Red Honey – 250 gr.

Cranberry, strawberry and vanilla notes with a tea-like finish.



 Cartago - Turrialba / 1200 masl. / Centroamericano / Red Honey / SCA 86.25p


"Aquiares" is the largest farm in Costa Rica, and home to 1800 people - a community living and working on the enchanting slopes of the Turrialba volcano, with a lush area of forests, rivers, fauna, and bright flora. Through excellent agricultural management, embracing new varieties, and experimenting with processing, "Aquiares" has become a leader among specialty coffee producers in Costa Rica and all of Central America, and we are very excited to be working with them for 4 years already.

 "Centroamericano H1" is a hybrid variety, generated by crossing the "Sarchimor T-5296" and the wild "Rume Sudan" variety. This hybrid is high-yielding and rust-resistant and also has a complex, elegant profile.

 "Red Honey" processing removes the cherry skin but leaves the sweet mucilage intact on the coffee bean during the drying stage. The descriptor “red” refers to the colour of the mucilage, as it dries on the coffee beans. This is later hulled off with the parchment during milling, but the sugars have been absorbed into the coffee bean, giving greater dimension to the final cup.

Roast info

This coffee is roasted for filter - meaning, a light roast. We roast our seasonal coffees in this manner because we wish for the coffee to shine as it is - for it to display the characteristics that have produced its excellent quality. This kind of roast allows the natural flavours, acids and sugars of the coffee to be in the front, and lets you learn about its origin through taste. As the name says, it's best used in filter coffee methods, such as drip or immersion, so while making an espresso from these is possible, it could prove tricky.

Use and storage

We recommend you enjoy this coffee within 3 months of the roasting date.
Store in a dry and cool place, between +16 and +25 degrees.

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